Maria Makis

warm, friendly, authoritative,compassionate

Voice Description

authoritative and professional for presentations and narration; fun,likable, good friend and neighbor for commercials, promos, narration; compelling and convincing for documentaries, public service announcement; trained singing voice with good range; flexible voice with nice range

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

New York CIty, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can do a variety of characterizations, such as southern accent, clipped English, soft and low pitched, high pitched and cartoony, and so on as the character calls for. I have a good and flexible character and straight singing voice.

My Voice Experience

I did my first voice over public service announcement work many many years when I was a young employee at State University of New York at Albany. Now, many years later, I have returned to voice over work.

My Training

I have a B.A. degree in Communications from SUNY Albany,and an MFA in acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where I focused on character work and singing. I also have a law degree (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School. I have trained and I am still training at Edge Studio in Manhattan, with an emphasis on narration and audiobooks. Since 2010, I have taken workshops and webinars in audiobook voicing, telephony, narration and singing for voice-over actors with many instructors, including, among others, Pat Fraley, Scott Brick, Johnny Heller, Carol Monda and Deb Munro.

My Studio Equipment

I am competent with Audacity. I currently have a small studio set-up in my apartment and my equipment includes, a computer, a laptop, a Shure SM7B microphone and a cloudlifter CL-1 Nic Activator, a Audio-Technica AT 2035, Komplete Audio 6 interface, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones

Additional Skills

I am a trained actor and singer, I have a working knowledge of the legal profession as an attorney here in Manhattan. I can also write copy.

Payment Methods Accepted

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